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Plastic attack

Posted about 11 months ago by Annika in Personal

Today our three year old came up to me with his plastic doll, stating that he would want to slice her open….  slightly surprised by these plans I enquired about his reasoning for such undertaking. Answer:’ Wanna see if there is plastic in her!“ The problem I must admit it has become a little bit of...
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Octoberfest in Auckland

Posted over 2 years ago by Annika in Personal and Products

Our small team headed up to Auckland a couple of weekends ago in order to cater for smart RV’s Octoberfest, which doubles up as their open day. These guys sell the best european motorhomes you can find in NZ, and on top of that they are a real lovely bunch. We were there for the third time in a row...
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Bread under extinction

Posted over 2 years ago by Annika in Personal and Products

The Stupidity of German Bread In Germany we have a saying - not a very charming one, I admit - it goes : “ As dumb as bread “ and obviously refers to the lack of neurological activity in bread. It does not take into account how important and beneficial the role of (truely good) bread can be, as...
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Because it's worth it

Posted over 2 years ago by Annika in Personal and Products

Farmers rye rising

I have been asked this question some times now and I believe it needs clarification… “So why does your bread cost so much?” -“That’s because it’s worth so much!” It actually is as simple as this.  And it is worth a tremendous amount, even when not considering the huge input of love and labour that...
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We like it slow

Posted almost 3 years ago by Annika in Personal and Products

We appreciate fast and efficient workers, so please don’t get the wrong idea. We strongly believe though that we need to dial back to SLOW in many other ways. Here is to what we have written on our awesome freeset Tees… Bake slow Good things take time. Good bread takes a lot of time. The average...
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Tell me why I do like Mondays

Posted about 3 years ago by Annika in Personal

Our four year old daughter is learning the days of the week and she is putting them into the right order for one reason only: she wants to know how many sleeps until next Monday. Next Monday will be the next time her Dad is at home when she wakes up in the morning. Next Monday is the only day of...
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Auswandern easy peasy

Posted about 3 years ago by Annika in Personal

Wie Auswandern easy-peasy ist oder: An alle Wissbegierigen, Moechte-gern Auswanderer und Daheimgebliebenen Immer wieder ueberrollt mich die Fragenflut: "Und wie lange seid ihr schon hier? Warum denn gerade Waihi? Und wie ging das mit dem Einwandern? Kann man einfach so eine Baeckerei...
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freeset Tees in Waihi

Posted about 3 years ago by Annika in Products

freeset Tee kids

This surely is gonna make you do your Christmas shopping in Waihi: our new Tees have arrived from Kolkata, India. Women, who once were trapped in the Sex trade have been given the chance to change their destiny around and towards freedom. They are working for freeset, producing jute bags and...
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Baking with Rose petals

Posted about 3 years ago by Annika in Products

Oh yummm!! Everyone who has spent some time in Germany around the Christmas season surely would have tasted it, the traditional Christmas Stollen. The British have their Christmas Fruit cake, the Portuguese their Bolo Rei and we make Stollen.  It takes a ton of butter to make a Stollen and it pays...
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The Sausage Revolution

Posted over 3 years ago by Annika in Products

Sausage sizzle

Last week on monday WHOs department for cancer research stated in their latest press release: "Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer." Just let that sink in...
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We have made it!

Posted over 3 years ago by Annika in Personal

Welcome to the Web

In our first few weeks of trading people were ringing the Surfshop next door to us trying to get hold of us to order bread or make a lunch booking - no internet presence whatsoever from our side. I guess we were too busy sorting out little children and fermenting doughs. Facebook came to the rescue...
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